Wednesday, June 18, 2014

What Would Beyonce Do?

They say comparison is the thief of joy, but sometimes I wonder if that's completely true. I mean, yeah I know we shouldn't compare someone else's "highlight reel" with the dirty details of our own life, but what if their highlight reel is inspiring and encouraging to those who look upon it? We've all heard or seen at least one form or another of the acronym WWJD (What Would Jesus Do?), WWBWD (What Would Blair Waldorf Do?), WWMD (What Would Miley Do?), or WWBD (What Would Beyonce Do?) and in each sense it's used to improve our daily lives. I trust that Jesus, Blair Waldorf, Miley Cyrus, and Beyonce have better decision making skills than I do , so when a conflict arises I look to them and their wisdom for guidance. Compared to my life, they have everything put together in a neat little package with a pretty polka dot bow on top (except in Miley's case. But she's an inspiration in her own right.) so why wouldn't I look to them for advice? They push me to be more than what I would be if I were on my own; they encourage me to live outside of my Munachi box.


Case in point: a couple of weeks ago I came across a tweet that read "The sad moment when you realize Beyonce has the same number of hours in her day as you do." It was supposed to be joke, and even though I laughed I still took it seriously. What is Beyonce doing that I am not to make her life so overtly glamorous?! Maybe she doesn't spend 4+ hours on Instagram every day, or maybe she doesn't neglect her work only to feel bad about not getting it done when the deadline comes around, or maybe she doesn't complain about every task she's given that wasn't originally on her schedule. Maybe instead of living her life she's actually making it. What if whenever I realize I've been scrolling through the lives of people I'll never meet for an unhealthy length of time I'd put my phone down, think WWBD, and get off my butt and get something done. I'd become Beyonce 2.0 and before I know it people would be saying WWMD. I can guarantee I'd feel more satisfied with my life if I was using it to be more productive. Getting things done and using my time to help others is what makes me happy every day and if I need Beyonce, Miley, or Blair to do that you can bet I'll be asking what they would do.

Photo from TheGlitterGuide.com

18 comments:

  1. Loved this post! Sometimes its hard not to compare yourself to others, especially celebs. But it can totally be inspiring sometimes and can help you want to become better and more successful!

    http://breakfastatvogue111.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Courtney! Thanks for commenting. I've really taken a liking to your blog and it's aesthetic. Ever since the last time you commented on my blog I've had a tab open to Breakfast At Vogue on my laptop :) Celebrities have become a source of motivation for me. Instead of getting mad at what they have I've tried to look at it from the perspective of them. They've worked their butts off for the career they have and made so many sacrifices to have it. If Beyonce can do it, then I can do it!

      Munachi

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    2. Aw thank you so much! I'm so glad I came back to this post to be able to see this! That makes me so excited to hear that! Hope to stay in touch!!

      Courtney

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    3. Your welcome! I was going through your archives slowly but surely each day. I took a little break the last few days but this morning I picked up where I left off and read all of your newer posts. Your photography... Well I guess your boyfriend's ;) is great. Most bloggers who have a great camera and photography skills use it to take really close up outfit details or something like that. Your pictures are different and tell a story especially the ones in black and white. Okay so I'm totally rambling and going off on tangents so I'm gonna stop but thanks for reading my blog and coming back to read my new comments!

      Munachi
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  2. Found this post via IFB and I love it. Thanks for the perspective, the reminder....and the motivation :)
    XO

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    1. I'm glad you like it! It helps me remember to keep things in perspective and work hard for what I want. Don't thank me, thank Beyonce ;)

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  3. I think it's only natural to compare yourself to the kinds of people that we perceive as perfect. This "gadget infested"world, as i like to call it, has determined improper values of perfection and forces it on us everyday, and sometimes subliminaly.

    Just be comfortable with who you are, be yourself and do your best, leave the rest on the hands of nobody.

    XX

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    1. Technology has definitely changed how we look at other people's lives. Jealousy can become so deadly that we all need to step back and look at these glittery glamorous lives for what they are: blood, sweat, and tears. Life doesn't come easy for anyone. Being comfortable with who you are is THE most important thing. Doing your best should always be good enough.for you.

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  4. There's a lot to be learnt from Beyonce indeed. One of the things is hard work, peseverence and how to overcome obstacles. Before Beyonce was well, 'Beyonce', there used to be a time when big designers would not lend her (and the rest of the group) clothes. What did she do? She got her ma to make them their glam rags. Then there were all the group break up and changes; so much so they almost became a joke in the media. But she stuck at it, came through it, and wrote a song about it, which turned out to be a world wide hit! I could go on and on and on. As a follower from the very beginning, I have to admit I prefer the Beyonce in the early 2000's than the one now, but there is no denying that she is an inspiration!

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    1. Sometimes people think that all celebrities just have to blink their eyes and wave their hands to get what they want and that isn't true! Most celebrities have incredibly humble career beginnings. I'm glad you realize that because so many people don't and it's one of the first steps to living life inspired by celebrities rather than jealous of them.

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  5. Dear god, it's disturbing realising that the goddess that is Beyoncé lives in the same time frame as the rest of us. On the other hand, it's also good to remember that Beyoncé has an entire entourage which does a lot of the hard work for her; realising that such perfection needs a whole team is a relief in some ways. But I completely agree - what would Beyoncé do?

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    1. That's very true. Having a handful of people to help you at every task would making living life extravagantly and glamorously so much easier, but like you said, she still puts in her work and that still warrants a WWBD :)

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  6. This is truly inspiring. Great post!

    http://thisissimplymee.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you! I really appreciate that and I'm glad I could help.

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  7. Lol cool post, remember though you don't have the PA, trainer, chef etc beyonce has either
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

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    1. I agree with you and Fee! Some perspective does need to be gained when you realize all of the people who make her who she is. Beyonce in reality is really made up of many, many people. But there are still celebrities that have access to the team she has and still don't conduct themselves as glamorously so i give her props for that.

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  8. So spot on! I always feel like I don't have enough time in the day, and then I realize I spend too much of it sucked up in not actually getting things done....oh beyonce, forever inspiration lol

    xx Sarah | Loser Girl Wins

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    1. I plan to become The Great 'Yonce. Just wait and see. In the next couple of years I'll be making headline as Queen B 2.0. Unstoppable and fabulous!

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